Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.
Benjamin P. Bowser is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State University East Bay, USA. Carl O. Word is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, USA. Toby Seddon is Professor of Law and Director of Research in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, UK.
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Substance Abuse: a Growing Social Problem 2. Scope of the Issue: Prevalence of Drug Abuse 3. Prohibition of Alcohol and Opiates 4. Social Marketing Perspective PART II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES 5. Sociological Perspectives 6. Criminological Perspectives 7. Psychological Perspectives 8. Physiological Perspectives PART III: RESPONSES 9. Public Policy: Criminal Justice Responses 10. Public Policy: Public Health Responses 11. Prevention 12. Treatment PART IV: CONCLUSION 13. Recommendations and Afterthoughts
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